Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

first_imgThe Butler University Department of Political Science invitesapplications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertisein contemporary political theory. The candidate should have astrong commitment to excellent, inclusive undergraduate teachingand an active scholarly agenda. We are particularly interested incandidates whose scholarship and teaching engages critical,transnational, or global political theory beyond the conventionalWestern canon such as indigenous, decolonial,modernity/coloniality, Black, or Latin American political thought,and who can offer one or more courses suitable for Core CurriculumSocial Justice and Diversity designation. The standard teachingload is three courses per semester. The successful candidate willteach political theory courses, will teach a required politicalscience course, and will contribute to the Core Curriculum and tobuilding an inclusive learning environment for an increasinglydiverse student population. The new faculty member could choose toaffiliate with the International Studies; Peace and ConflictStudies; Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and/or Science,Technology, and Environmental Studies interdisciplinaryprograms.Review of applications will begin January 11, but the position willremain open until filled. Applicants should have earned a doctoratein political science or a related field at the time of appointmentbefore August 1, 2021. Applicants should submit the following [email protected] : a cover letter that summarizes theapplicant’s scholarship and their teaching interests and highlightstheir commitment to inclusive, excellent teaching; a curriculumvitae; a publication or other writing sample; a statement ofteaching philosophy; a list of courses taught; a sample syllabus;and a list of 3-5 references. Shortlisted candidates will be askedto provide additional evidence of inclusive teaching excellenceincluding one or more additional syllabi, descriptions of courseactivities or assignments, and student evaluations or teachingobservations; 3 letters of recommendation; and unofficialtranscripts, and may provide additional publications or writingsamples. Final round candidates will be asked to provide officialtranscripts and to consent to background checks. The successfulcandidate will start August 2021, subject to final budgetaryapproval.The Butler Political Science Program, distinctively grounded in afirm commitment to social justice, democracy, and human rights,engages students in the study and practice of politics to promotethe collective good at the local, national, and global level. Theprogram defines politics broadly as the formal and informal wayssocieties govern themselves. The program offers an innovativecurriculum that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries toprovide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursuepositive social change. Political science alumni have pursuedcareers in electoral politics, teaching, law, government,journalism, business, and non-profit organizations, and have earnedgraduate and professional degrees in several fields.Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebratediversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitableenvironment for all employees. We welcome applications from allindividuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race,religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexualorientation, national origin, or any other legally protectedcategory.last_img

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